Breathe Owl Breathe have always been storytellers. It only makes sense that they would spin a pair of tales that people of all ages could cherish together; stories and songs so simple and poignant in their message that adults and children alike will find moments and melodies that resonate for them.
A combination of art, music, and literature, The Listeners / These Train Tracks is a statement about the artist, a band, and the desire to make things that sound nice, look good, and feel real. The Listeners / These Train Tracks is close to a three-year work in progress, created almost entirely by artist/musician Micah Middaugh of Breathe Owl Breathe inside the confines of Cavern Lantern Wonder Welding in the Jordan River Valley, MI. This is the first release from the band since joining the newly reformed RAD label, which has been releasing records, skateboards, and t-shirts since 2007, and will release The Listeners / These Train Tracks on December 6th.
After years of writing children's books in single editions, Micah has crafted two stories in a single canvas-covered volume that reads from the outside covers inward, ending at the center. And here, in the middle of The Listeners / These Train Tracks, slipped between a copper block printed sleeve hand cranked by Micah and book artist, Chad Pastotnik, are two new Breathe Owl Breathe songs pressed to black 70 gram 7" vinyl. Every single cover, page, sleeve, and block was created and printed in Michigan. It's a book, it's a record, it's a wonderful piece of art to look at, listen to, and hold in your hands as often as you'd like.